Know What’s Permitted & Prohibited In 3-Day Extended Cuttack Shutdown


Cuttack: As Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) ordered a complete shutdown of the city till July 8, all non-essential shops will be closed and non-essential travel prohibited.

All the essential shops including grocery, vegetable, milk and medicine stores, electricity and water supply will remain open.

What’s Permitted & Prohibited:

  • Taxis and cab aggregators with 1 driver and 2 passengers only. Two passengers besides driver allowed in four wheelers.
  • Inter-district movement of individuals and vehicles only permitted with due sanction.
  • Railways, inter-state and inter-district buses allowed. However, people are advised to avoid travel for non-essential purposes. Personal vehicles can move for non-essential purposes through permission of concerned officials only.
  • Banks/post offices will remain open with 33% staff. Customers are not allowed but they can avail services through online mode.
  • Industrial units engaged in manufacturing essential items. Such units to function with 33% staff capacity.
  • Inter-district movement of individuals for medical reasons or for activities permitted by competent authority.
  • Petrol pumps/gas agencies/ telecom services allowed with strict adherence to COVID-19 norms.
  • All government offices shall remain open with 50% staff strength as per the orders of GA and Public Grievances Department.
  • All social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural, religious functions and other gatherings. However, marriage functions with maximum 50 people and funeral with maximum 20 allowed based on prior permission.
  • Cinema halls, shopping malls, market complexes, gymnasiums, sports complexes, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars and assembly halls.
  • Schools, colleges, educational, training, coaching centres to remain closed. However, online and distance learning allowed.
  • Hospitality services other than those used for housing health, police and government officials, health workers, stranded persons including tourists and quarantine facilities.


  • All shops, whether wholesale and retail, allowed to function between 5 AM and 6 PM.
  • All shops and establishments must ensure social distancing and use of masks by staff.

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